Our passion to establish this organization roots back in 2007 when the founders Nambakire Catherine and the now late Edrisa Kisalita Muwanga (husband and wife) living in Kasoma Zone, Luweero West Parish, Luweero Town Council, Luweero District, Uganda East Africa gave birth to Nalunga Habiba (see picture on left side) and proved from professional doctors that she has sickle cells, in 2011 God gave them another trying moment when they gave birth to another child Lugolobi Badru (see picture on left side) also with Sickle cells.
They went into several challenges of treating the two children yet there was no steady income as a family. As their children were growing and started going to school they witnessed the mistreatment, stigma and abuse over them from their own families and spread across communities. They came to discover that the Children were seen as a curse due to their chronic sickness and many other children with sickle cells in Luweero District were abused of their rights like education, associating with family, visitors or even village children among others.
In 2014 Catherine, Edrisa and friends agreed to meet all parents and guardians with Sickle cells to encourage them to emulate the idea of uniting to advocate and support the Children with sickle Cells in Luweero district and Uganda at large under Ourlady Sickle Cells Edu-care Warriors Initiative”. Parents began with the work of voluntary awareness of communities about sickle cells and supporting children with basic needs requirements. In 2017 members agreed to register the organization as a Non Governmental Organization Reg. No: 80020000246912.